Jane Pratt
American journalist
Jane Pratt
Jane Pratt is the founding editor of Sassy and Jane, and current editor of xoJane. com. She is the host of the talk show Jane Radio on Sirius XM Radio.
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I Had My '10 Minutes Of Fame' For Sexual Assault And You Can Have It Back
Huffington Post - 4 months
During Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump denied accusations of sexual assault against him by, in part, suggesting that the women accusing him were seeking their “their 10 minutes of fame.” You don’t have to have experienced the attention that public rape accusations can bring to realize it’s not the kind of attention anyone would ever want. But, in a way, I have experienced it. In 2011, I was launching a website with publishing legend Jane Pratt, who had previously created Sassy and Jane Magazines. The very first first piece that I published on the new site was an interview with my adolescent rapist, written after he had attempted to friend me on Facebook.  I was assaulted by a group of teenage boys when I was 14, and I’d spent the following decade both blaming myself for it, and attempting to destroy myself with drugs and alcohol. Then three years sober, at 28, I was working through the trauma for the very first time in therapy, and I had questions about w ...
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Jane Pratt Fitzpatrick, 89, Savior of Pre-Revolutionary Inn, Dies
NYTimes - over 3 years
Mrs. Fitzpatrick kept the Red Lion Inn from being torn down to make way for a gas station in Stockbridge, Mass.     
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'The Book Of Jezebel' Gives You All The Info You Need, From A-Z
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anyone who's spent time with women's media is well acquainted with Jezebel, the fun, smart and appropriately snarky website started by Anna Holmes in 2007. The goal, according to Holmes, was to appeal to female readers without talking down to them. It quickly became clear that there was a strong desire for this type of content, and she and her staff ended up dominating the lady blogosphere. After years of editing the site, Holmes was burnt out and decided that it was time for a new project. Enter The Book of Jezebel, available Oct. 22, which was written by a range of contributors and edited by Holmes. "I like sitting and reading the dictionary so I got the idea to do a reference book, a sort of encyclopedia of the world according to the sensibilities of the site," Holmes told The Huffington Post earlier this month. The book, which includes entries that range from "indulge" to "Elizabeth Warren" to the "Hyde Amendment," serves as a sort of witty encyclopedia of all things lady-related. ...
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What These 21 Amazing Women Were Doing Around Age 25
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Author Ann Brashares once wrote: "I look back on my 20s. It’s supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you’re making your critical decisions and sometimes your most critical mistakes." This sentiment rings true for most women's career trajectories. As CEOs, award-winning actresses and game changers in all arenas get younger and younger, it can seem as though women are rising to power immediately -- which we know isn't true. (Check out the stories of women who started off as assistants and failed before they succeeded if you require further reassurance.) Looking back at the early careers of well-known women, most of them were just starting to hit their stride in their mid- to late twenties -- and many of them probably couldn't have predicted what was in store for themselves in the future. Here's what 21 incredible women were up to on or around their quarter-century mark: 1. Mindy Kaling, age 34 Creator and actress, "The Mindy Project" I ...
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Brooklyn Realtor Is Giving A 15% Raise To Workers Who Get A Tattoo Of Their Logo
Business Insider - almost 4 years
A Brooklyn real estate company has offered employees one of the nuttiest pay incentives we've ever heard of –– get a tattoo of the company logo and get a 15% raise. Anthony Lolli, founder of Rapid Realty, came up with the idea after doing business with a tattoo artist last year, ABC News reports. Lolli got a tattoo of the company logo afterward and decided to give employees an incentive to do the same.  So far, at least 40 employees have taken him up on the offer. One brave employee, Robert Trezza, had only been working at the company for a month. "My wife was a little concerned, but I said you know what, it was the best commitment that I could think of," he told ABC2 News. Honestly, we can't blame these guys for taking the bait in order to put more cash in their pocket. The latest job market report wasn't that great and employee compensation has hardly kept up with the rising prices of fixed costs like health care and housing.  On the positive side, Lolli also offers 15% ...
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Jane Pratt Launches Beauty Site xoVain (Emma Bazilian/Adweek)
Mediagazer - almost 4 years
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Jane Pratt Launches Beauty Site xoVain  —  This morning, at the Waterworks showroom in New York's Flatiron district, Jane Pratt presided over the launch party for her new beauty site, xoVain, wearing a bathrobe.  It's not an outfit you'd expect to find Pratt wearing in public …
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Stephanie Fairyington: From THE SLANT: Cindi Leive on Glamour -- "Move Forward, or Die"
Huffington Post - about 4 years
When a 21-year-old Cindi Leive arrived on the scene at Glamour magazine in 1988, she'd just wrapped up an internship at the legendary literary journal, The Paris Review, a publication robust with cultural vitality and consequence. At the time, the newly minted Swarthmore grad was sure that her editorial gig at the woman's glossy would be a short stop on her way to greater heights. "I admit," she said at Swarthmore's annual McCabe Lecture last year, "that I joined women's magazines with some of the prejudice that one might expect from a graduate fresh out of seminars like Feminist Interpretation of Scripture. I thought the job would be fun and fluffy, and an easy thing to do before I went on to the truly important work of my life." Instead, the Condé Nast powerhouse and its rich milieu of brainy editors made a quick convert of Leive. Twenty-four years later, with a brief but influential interlude as editor-in-chief of Self, where Leive increased circulation by 11 percent ...
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Jane Pratt Turns 50!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Editor Jane Pratt may not want to do anything for the big 5-0, but we can't let her slip by without wishing her a happy birthday today! Over the last 25 years, Pratt has served as a devoted chronicler of the last three defining eras for woman, starting with her role as founding editor of Sassy magazine straight out of college in 1987. Sassy was the Holden Caulfield of teen magazines in the 80s and 90s, decrying phonies and anything mainstream: "To this day, many women between the ages of 30 and 50 (and a lot of gay men, too) will tell you that Sassy was the first magazine that ever felt like it was actually telling the truth," New York Magazine writes. Pratt and her staff took pride in presenting an original voice -- no issue was taboo in Sassy. The magazine achieved cult status and is still remembered fondly by fans who poured over its pages when grunge was king, and those who wished they'd been around then. Three years after Sassy shuttered, Pratt brought that same ...
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Naomi Wolf: More Vagina Travelogues
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I keep learning more eye-opening information about my fellow human beings as I travel around the country talking about Vagina: A New Biography, now in a fifth week on the American Booksellers Association extended nonfiction hardcover bestseller list, and bouncing around the top of the Apple iBooks nonfiction list too. The adventures continue: Wednesday, Chicago: Lusty Older Women After a talk in a women's bookstore, a lesbian audience member in her sixties tells me that she was inspired by Vagina to be more romantic with her girlfriend, and acknowledges that some of the little seductions in the relationship had fallen by the wayside, as they can in any relationship. She also said that her gynecologist is startled because she is just as lustful now as she was at any time in her life. She described many her straight friends' relationships with their husbands as both enter their sixties, and said that most of them say that they are relieved that the sexual aspect of the ...
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On the Other Hand, Here’s How The New York Times Does the Breastfeeding Story
Fay Observer Blogs - almost 5 years
New York Times op-ed contributor Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong joined TIME in favor of breastfeeding, as a stance against Big Pharma/Big Formula. Look at the restraint of the Times' art directors! Don't forget to call your mom on Sunday and thank her for breastfeeding you/not breastfeeding you/not writing about it. [NYTimes] Gawker quoted an anonymous source saying Robin Roberts didn't even want the Obama gay marriage interview because she thought it might shed light her own (undisclosed) homosexuality, which is exactly what Gawker did. When Matt Drudge linked to their story, they outed him too. Me next! Me next! [Gawker] Veteran sportswriter Frank Deford tells The Atlantic that the problem with Keith Olbermann is he has no better half. What's your assessment of Keith Olbermann, whose tumultuous broadcasting career began in sports? Keith needs a good woman. When he comes home, he needs a wife there who can say to him, Hey, take it easy. Calm down. I love you, darlin.' Sit down, ...
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Sassy, Too
NYTimes - over 5 years
When the teenage fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson announced last November that she was joining forces with the editor Jane Pratt to start a magazine modeled after Pratt's much-mourned Sassy, the blogosphere lit up with excitement. For a generation of women, Sassy -- with its indie ethos and straight talk about weighty topics like feminism and sex --
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Why winning friends is no longer enough to influence people - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Advertisers from Cover Girl to I Can't Believe It's Not Butter all supported this new digital destination created by editor Jane Pratt in collaboration with publisher, Say Media. The xoJane community is growing – interestingly, 30% of traffic comes
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City hopes to award bids for airport work Thursday - ReporterNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas Metthe/Reporter-News Construction workers work on the new tower being built at Abilene Regional Airport. The Abilene City Council will award bids for airport taxiway improvements at Thursday's meeting,
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Courteney Cox Talks About Her Favorite Nose-Hair Trimmer - Us Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
In a August 20th blog entry, founder of xoJane.com and star editrix Jane Pratt asked Cox, 47, to recommend the best nose hair trimmer on shelves. "Embarrassing, but the Panasonic Swing Head is great for that and for eyebrow trimming. ;)" Cox wrote
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Jim Ned CISD sets hearing on tax rate - ReporterNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District will hold a public hearing on the tax rate Aug. 29 before the adoption of the rate by the board of trustees. The proposed tax rate for the district is $1.11
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The New York Observer Lists 50 Media Power Bachelorettes - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
Today's list features quite a few stunning and intelligent ladies (Lauren Bans, Jane Pratt, Jenna Wortham and much more), so if you're in the mood for a slideshow, click through and check them out. And no, we won't tip you off on how you can get their
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Long distance - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
Courteney Cox and daughter Coco took a girls-only weeklong vacation in Mexico with xoJane.com editor Jane Pratt and her daughter, Charlotte. But it got off to a complicated start when Pratt lost her iPhone in a cab on her way to their hotel
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Just Kidding, That Tavi/Jane Pratt Collaboration Isn't Happening - The Frisky (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It seems the love affair between teen wunderkind style blogger Tavi Gevinson and Sassy magazine creator Jane Pratt may be coming to a close. Tavi originally signed on to be a part of Pratt's new website xoJane, and was meant to bring the teen voice and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Pratt
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    She launched a British sister site, xojane.co.uk, in June 2012, with Rebecca Holman as editor.
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  • 2011
    Age 48
    In May 2011, Pratt launched women's lifestyle site xoJane Pratt and collaborators describe the site as " not snarky, but inclusive and uplifting, while remaining nothing but honest at all times.
    More Details Hide Details Like Sassy and Jane before it, xoJane.com is written by a group of women (and some token males) with strong voices, identities and opinions, many in direct opposition to each other, who are living what they are writing about." According to Forbes Magazine, in less than two months from the launch date, xoJane.com established itself as one of the "Top 10 Lifestyle Websites for Women." Pratt serves as editor in chief with Emily McCombs as executive editor, Mandy Stadtmiller as editor-at-large and Lesley Kinzel as deputy editor.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In March 2007, The New York Post reported that Pratt claimed on her Sirius Satellite Radio show that, in the early 1990s, she had an affair with Drew Barrymore. Barrymore appeared on the cover of the debut issue of Jane magazine in 1997.
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  • 2005
    Age 42
    On July 25, 2005, Pratt announced that she was resigning from her position as editor-in-chief of Jane and would be leaving the company on September 30, 2005, exactly eight years after its debut issue. Circulation had steadily increased since the magazine's debut, with 700,000 readers as of the day Pratt announced she would be stepping down. On July 9, 2007, Charles Townsend, President and CEO of Condé Nast Publications, announced that Jane magazine would cease publication with its August 2007 issue.
    More Details Hide Details The magazine's website, www.janemag.com, was also to be shut down. "This was a very difficult decision for us," Mr. Townsend said. "We worked diligently to make Jane a success. However, we have come to believe that the magazine and website will not fulfill our long-term business expectations."
    She was pregnant with twins, due in the summer of 2005, but she miscarried both in April 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    Jane was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and Pratt was named "Editor of the Year" in 2002 by Adweek.
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  • 1994
    Age 31
    After Sassy was bought by Los Angeles-based Peterson Publishing in 1994, the New York-based Pratt regrouped with several former Sassy staffers to form Jane, a lifestyle magazine for 18- to 34-year-old women which debuted three years later.
    More Details Hide Details Its first cover featured actress Drew Barrymore. Other colleagues have included singer Michael Stipe, whom she dated; director Spike Jonze, whom she hired as editor of short-lived teenage-boy-targeted Dirt magazine; actress Chloë Sevigny, who was once a summer intern at Sassy; and Pamela Anderson, who wrote a regular monthly column for Jane.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 23
    After graduating, Pratt landed her first job as assistant editor of McCall's and in 1986, became an associate editor of Teenage Magazine.
    More Details Hide Details From there she went on to found Sassy Magazine. At the age of 24, Pratt became the founding editor of Sassy, a magazine for teenage girls. Under Pratt, the magazine experienced rapid circulation growth. The magazine's hipness factor increased dramatically when it issued a limited-edition Sonic Youth flexi-disc (a cover of the New York Dolls "Personality Crisis") and it became known that band members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon were fans of the teen magazine. The magazine's affinity for indie rock led to the formation of the band Chia Pet, which counted Sassy writer Christina Kelly and Pratt as members. Chia Pet released "Blind Date" on the Kokopop label in 1992, which won simultaneous Single of the Week honors in both NME and Melody Maker. The success of Sassy led Pratt to host talk shows on Fox and Lifetime. Pratt was also a frequent contributor to VH-1 and Extra, where she was featured interviewing such personalities as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., and Drew Barrymore.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on November 11, 1962.
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